This enraged me:
There’s been “an apology” and the officer has been “taken off the blood unit”.
Bullshit. That guy should be suspended, at minimum. He abused his position, assaulted an innocent person for doing their job, made an unnecessary arrest, and gets a slap on the wrist?
Here’s a total side question: If you are in a situation where an officer starts shoving/beating/hitting you when you’ve done literally nothing, is it legal to fight back? I’m guessing not. If I was that nurse, I’d have had a hard time not swinging on that asshole.
Is the only legal maneuver to allow yourself to take a beating/abuse, then litigate the shit out of it later?